Frequently Asked Questions
Who benefits from Physiotherapy?
People of all ages and abilities can benefit from Physiotherapy to relieve pain, restore movement and facilitate full recovery from injury or surgery.
What conditions can be treated?
A wide variety of conditions causing pain, stiffness and loss of movement can be successfully treated. Please see our �What we Treat� page for a list of the most common conditions treated.
What can I expect when I receive treatment?
A comprehensive assessment, an accurate diagnosis, and a tailored treatment plan to coincide with each patients treatment goals. Every stage is discussed and the effects of treatment closely monitored and adjusted as necessary to ensure all goals are met. For more about our treatments please see our Services
How many treatments will I need?
There are no set number of treatments for any condition as everyone is different. However, following your initial assessment a treatment plan will be agreed with your consent and the anticipated number of treatments to achieve your goals will be advised.
Will I just be given exercises?
No. Whilst research has proven in many cases that specific exercise is a key factor in speeding up recovery and preventing recurrence, we also use manual therapy. This is �hands on treatment� to assist with regaining movement and relieving pain.
Will I have to do anything specific between treatments?
We strongly believe in partnership with our patients to yield the best results. Therefore we encourage our patients between sessions to regularly put into practice the advice given and the specific exercises recommended.
Is Physiotherapy treatment appropriate for back and neck problems?
As Chartered Physiotherapists specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions we are experienced in treating all spinal complaints.
I am not sure whether Physiotherapy can help my problem ?
If unsure we suggest you contact us and request a call back. We will contact you to discuss your problem and advice accordingly.
Can a Physiotherapist manipulate?
Yes. We have undergone the appropriate post-graduate training to allow us to carry out these techniques, when indicated.
Do I have to be referred by a Doctor?
No. Anyone can refer themselves for treatment however, if you wish to use your medical insurance some policies require a GP or Consultant referral. Please check with your insurance company before making an appointment.
How do I know if a Physiotherapist is fully qualified?
To use the title Chartered Physiotherapist you must be a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). These are our professional/regulatory bodies and members adhere to a strict code of practice. By choosing to see a Chartered and HPC registered Physiotherapist you have the security of being advised/treated by a competent clinician. Elaine Sawyerr is registered with both and you may check her registration at www.hpccheck.org.
Do you do home visits?
Yes. Home visits are available within a five mile radius of Belmont. They can only be arranged via prior discussion with the therapist to determine suitability.
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